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The Quail, A Motorsports Gathering 2022: A Celebration of Automotive Excellence

The Quail, A Motorsports Gathering 2022: A Celebration of Automotive Excellence

The Quail, A Motorsports Gathering, held on August 19, 2022, once again proved to be the epitome of automotive elegance and innovation. Set against the stunning backdrop of the Quail Lodge & Golf Club in Carmel, California, this year's event was a breathtaking display of classic cars, modern marvels, and groundbreaking prototypes.

A Feast for the Eyes

With over 200 rare and remarkable automobiles on display, the 2022 edition of The Quail was a feast for the eyes. From vintage Ferraris to futuristic electric hypercars, the show offered something for every automotive enthusiast.

The event was divided into several classes, each showcasing a unique aspect of automotive history and design. Highlights included a tribute to the "50th Anniversary of the BMW “M” Division" and “70 Years of Jaguar and their Wins at Le Mans.”

Traditional classes were also celebrated at The Quail and included:

  • Pre-War Sports & Racing: Jaguar, MG, Alfa Romeo, etc...
  • Post-War Sports: Ferrari, Mercedes, Corvette, etc...
  • Post-War Racing: Jaguar, Porsche, Allard, etc...
  • The Evolution of the Supercar: Lamborghini, Pagani, Bugatti, etc...
  • The Great Ferraris: 250 GT, 250 GTO, 275, 375, etc...
  • Sports and Racing Motorcycles: Vincent, Triumph, Honda, etc...

Award Winners

The competition was fierce, with judges having the unenviable task of selecting winners from a field of automotive masterpieces. The Best of Show award went to a beautifully restored 1956 Jaguar D-Type, a car that perfectly embodies the elegance and craftsmanship of its era.

Other notable winners for 2022 included:

Rolex Circle of Champions “Best of Show”

  • 1956 Jaguar D-Type
  • William Pope – Arizona

Spirit of The Quail

  • 1958 Alfa Romeo Giulietta Bertone Sprint Coupe
  • Dick McClure – California

Hagerty Drivers Foundation & Preservation Award

  • 1972 Ferrari 365 GTB/4 Daytona
  • Stefano Natoli – California

Octane Choice

  • 1959 Citroën Squall Prototype “The French BAT”
  • Thomas Hale – Connecticut

Art Center College of Design

  • 1963 Chevrolet Corvette
  • Mike Vietro – California

50th Anniversary of the BMW M Division

  • 1980 BMW M1
  • Benjamin Clymer – New York

All Things MINI

  • 1965 Austin Mini Cooper ‘S.’
  • Eric Breslow – Nevada

70 Years of Jaguar and their Wins at Le Mans

  • 1950 Jaguar XK 120 Alloy
  • Mark Miller – California

Pre-War Sports & Racing Cars

  • 1929 Rolls Royce
  • The Hon. Sir Michael Kadoorie – Hong Kong

Post-War Sports 1945-1960

  • 1956 Maserati A6G Zagato
  • David Smith – Washington

Post-War Sports 1961-1975

  • 1964 ATS 2500 GTS
  • Stephen Bell – Colorado

Post-War Racing

  • 1964 Alfa Romeo TZ
  • David Eichenbaum – Florida

Evolution of the Supercar

  • 1995 Bugatti EB110SS
  • Allegra collection – Carlos DeQuesada – Connecticut

The Great Ferraris

  • 1972 Ferrari 365 GTB/4 Daytona
  • Mike Regalia – California

Sports and Racing Motorcycles

  • 1972 Ducati 750 Imola Racer
  • Moto Borgotaro – New York

Custom Coachwork

  • 1934 Ford Model 40 Special Speedster
  • Bruce Wanta – Washington

Car Park Concours de Quailegance

  • 1967 Oilstainlab “Half11.”
  • Iliya and Nikita Bridan – Canada

Culinary Delights

The Quail was not just about cars; it was also a celebration of fine dining. Guests were treated to gourmet food and drinks in five culinary pavilions from some of world's most renowned chefs. From delicious food to delectable desserts, the culinary offerings were as exquisite as the cars on display.

Looking Forward to 2023 Edition

The 2022 edition of The Quail, A Motorsports Gathering, lived up to its reputation as one of the most exclusive and prestigious automotive events in the world. With its blend of automotive excellence, gourmet cuisine, and luxury lifestyle, it provided an unforgettable experience for those fortunate enough to attend.

The Quail continues to set the standard for automotive gatherings, and we eagerly look forward to what the 2023 edition has in store. Whether you're a die-hard car enthusiast or simply appreciate fine craftsmanship and design, The Quail is an event that should be on every bucket list.

2022 Quail Motorsports Gathering Photo Gallery